Hearts and Minds: Public archaeology and the Queensland school curriculum

Nichols, Stephen, Prangnell, Jonathan and Haslam, Michael (2005) Hearts and Minds: Public archaeology and the Queensland school curriculum. Australian Archaeology, 61 71-79.

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Author Nichols, Stephen
Prangnell, Jonathan
Haslam, Michael
Title Hearts and Minds: Public archaeology and the Queensland school curriculum
Journal name Australian Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-2417
Publication date 2005-12-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 61
Start page 71
End page 79
Total pages 9
Editor Sarah Colley
Sean Ulm
Donald Pate
Place of publication St. Lucia, Qld., Australia
Publisher Australian Archaeological Association
Language eng
Subject 330000 Education
430200 Archaeology and Prehistory
Abstract The school education system is an important public sphere where popular notions of archaeology and the archaeological past are produced and reproduced. Within the framework of an interpretive public archaeology, schools represent a significant social context in which archaeologists might seek meaningful engagement with the wider community. Analysis of the Queensland Education Studies of Society and Environment (SOSE) syllabus reveals that there are many opportunities for the inclusion of Australian archaeology examples in the curricula of both primary and secondary schools. In this paper we develop a public outreach strategy for engaging the Queensland school curriculum and report on two case studies from southeast Queensland where this strategy was implemented.
Keyword Public archaeology
Mill Point
Toowong Cemetery
School curriculum
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Additional Notes Originally published as Stephen Nichols, Jonathan Prangnell and Michael Haslam (2005) Hearts and minds: Public archaeology and the Queensland school curriculum, Australian Archaeology 61: 71-79. Copyright 2005 The Authors.

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